Charge brought over assault

first_imgA man was charged following the sexual assault of a 20 year old woman in Cowley on 10th April. Mark Edwards, 49, is said to have approached the woman from behind as she was walking along the Cowley Road at around 2am. He is alleged to have threatened her and forced her into the alleyway where he sexually assaulted her. Edwards is due to appear in Oxford Crown Court for a Preliminary Hearing on Friday 18th April. The police were unable to confirm whether the victim was a student.last_img

A Sneak Peek Into “The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” Hologram Tour’s Rehearsal [Video]

first_img“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” is set to launch in 2019 with a Frank Zappa hologram, alongside members of the Mothers of Invention. The tour will kick off with nine U.S. dates in April followed by seven European dates in May, with additional dates set to be announced in the coming monthsA Penguin’s Ass Ignites New Frank Zappa Censorship Controversy Surrounding Upcoming Hologram Tour [Video]If you’ve been wondering what the heck this hologram tour will look like, organizers have shared a sneak peek from rehearsal to be viewed below:Frank Zappa Hologram Rehearsal VideoThe Frank Zappa hologram was created by Eyellusion, the company behind a hologram of Ronnie James Dio that embarked on a world tour last year, and will serve as the centerpiece to “hours of never-before-seen (or heard) Zappa performance footage from the early seventies.”As a previous press release detailed,In 1974, FRANK ZAPPA transformed his Los Angeles rehearsal space into a sound stage and cranked out some unbelievable performances seen and heard only by the camera operators in the room. The audio from these performances–locked away in the ZAPPA vaults for 44 years–will serve as the basis for what will be the world’s most ambitious hologram tour to date. The “can’t miss” concert spectacle is being produced in close cooperation with the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST.The “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hologram tour band is comprised of former Zappa bandmates for this unique series of shows. The touring unit boasts guitarists Ray White and Mike Keneally, bassist Scott Thunes, multi-instrumentalist Robert Martin, percussionist Ed Mann, and drummer and Zappa archivist Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers.The “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” tour is approved and organized by the Zappa Family Trust. Ahmet Zappa, a co-trustee and the trust’s executive vice president of business development, enthused in a statement: “We’re excited to world premiere a handful of Frank Zappa compositions; these mind-melting concerts we’re putting together celebrate the music, often surreal imagery and humour synonymous with Frank.”Ahmet continues, “As a futurist, and hologram enthusiast, Frank fearlessly broke through boundary after boundary as an artist and in honouring his indomitable spirit, we’re about to do it again, 25 years after his passing.”Check out the promotional video, which includes audio of Frank Zappa speaking out about Holograms, below:“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa – Coming 2019”[Video: Frank Zappa]The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa U.S. Tour Dates4/19 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater4/20 Rochester, NY – Kodak Center Theater4/22 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie4/24 Long Island, NY – Paramount Theatre4/26 Boston, MA – Shubert4/28 Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre05/1 Wilkes Barre, PA – Kirby Center05/2 Collingswood, NJ – Scottish Rite Auditorium05/3 Baltimore, MD – The Modell LyricThe Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa European Tour Dates5/9 Edinburgh, UK – Playhouse5/11 Gateshead, UK – Sage5/12 Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall5/13 Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall5/14 London, UK – The Palladium5/16 Ostend, BE – Kurssal5/17 Amsterdam, NL – Rai TheaterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Military Police Dogs Train for Rio Olympics 2016

first_imgThe dogs in the BAC, which operates under the auspices of Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police, are preparing for the international event by helping law enforcement seize drugs and weapons with greater frequency. From January 1-October 31, the canines have aided the Military Police in seizing more than seven tons of drugs after finding more than two tons of narcotics in 2012 and 25 kilograms in 2009. Overall, the BAC has 52 dogs dedicated to public safety missions, including search and rescue, tracking fugitives, and finding cadavers. The Tactical Intervention Unit also has a Canine Center, where the dogs work together with the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) in hostage rescue situations. Police dogs also work with their handlers to help control crowds, including unruly throngs at stadiums. Brazil’s Armed Forces are adding seven dogs to the six that are already part of the Canine Action Battalion (BAC for its Portuguese acronym) in order to learn how to sniff for explosives, illegal drugs, and weapons, in addition to helping prevent terrorist attacks at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Police dogs are deployed on a variety of missions The dogs’ training is the same: whether they are searching for weapons, drugs, or explosives, the canines are taught to remain composed so they don’t bump into objects upon discovering contraband. The Military Police trains dogs to use their keen sense of smell to detect drugs, explosives, and weapon; they’re able to do so because the part of the canine brain that processes smells is proportionately 40 times larger than that in human brains. Moreover, dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, while humans have about six million. Though the first two bomb-sniffing dogs joined BAC in 2007, they’ve seldom been used outside of training. Since bombings are rare in Brazil, the BAC augments its training by exchanging information with other countries, including France’s Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion (RAID), a police special operations unit specializing in counter-terrorism. Sgt. Vieira is among the 189 men and women who joined the BAC by completing the 40-day Police Employment Canine Handler Course or the 16-week Police Employment Canine Trainer Course, which teaches officers how to train the dogs instead of solely being their handlers. By Dialogo November 06, 2015 Nice article center_img “A dog sniffing for drugs or weapons is led at all times by his police handler,” explained Captain Luís Otávio Poyes, a dog handler and trainer. ”When it locates a bomb, it sits and signals for the police officer, who is outside the area. Afterwards, it leaves the location, still without touching anything. At that point, the police or the bomb squad goes into action.” Dogs trained to use their exceptional sense of smell “RAID officers came here and evaluated our canines,” Col. Nogueira said. “They said they were ready.” “At the World Cup, the Canine Shock Group acted outside the stadiums. We are prepared to serve again in that capacity, if needed, during the Olympic Games. Honestly, we are ready to perform any service within our scope, from assistance in hostage negotiations to detecting bombs and explosives.” The BAC, which is awaiting the arrival of 30 more dogs that will be trained, also has had canines participate in law enforcement simulations on subways, ships, and in airports. “It is gratifying to be able to rely on the canines,” said Sergeant Bruno Vieira, a BAC dog trainer. “They are able to find things that we humans cannot.” “This jump is a result of training people and dogs, always within an evolving and specialized process,” said Military Police Colonel Marcelo Nogueira, the commander of the BAC, where he has served for 11 of his 26 years as a police officer. last_img read more

Former Genk boss: Ndidi has ‘telescopic legs’

first_img Ndidi has been widely known to play in a single pivot role in midfield for Leicester, but Rodgers is looking to improve him by adapting him in more roles which the former Liverpool boss admits is working. “It was about giving him a wider view of the game,” Rodgers said. “He has played a lot for us in that single pivot position where maybe before, he has played beside someone, so it is giving him that understanding of the positional sense and where to be and where to run when certain players have the ball. “We have been trying to improve the tactical element of his game so he understands not just his role without the ball but with the ball as well. “We have been working on his technique, the simple basics of the game, passing and receiving. He takes the ball now and he understands he doesn’t need to spread the ball 60 or 70 yards — he is a continuity player. He has the ball, takes the ball and passes the ball. And when he hasn’t got it, he then uses his incredible athleticism to affect the game. “From a tactical perspective, a lot of the work has gone into that with him. From a technical perspective, he has constantly worked on his touch and how he turns with a touch. Those little basic fundamentals of the game.” Maes stated he was proud of the mark Ndidi has made in the Premier League with 130 appearances, eight goals, and seven assists, and believes he is ready to play for a bigger side than Leicester who are currently third in the standings and look guaranteed of Champions League football next season. “I am very proud to see him doing so well in the Premier League,” Maes said in The Athletic. “When you are a coach, you are not only a coach for the results but also a coach to make players better and develop them as players and people. read also:Ndidi happy to reunite with Leicester City teammates after lockdown “Ndidi can make great progress and will get an opportunity to play in an even better team than Leicester. It is very important that you have these types of players in the squad. You need protectors all the time when you don’t have the ball and he is one of the best protectors around.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Genk manager, Peter Maes, has praised Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for his strong qualities and attributes, describing him as having “telescopic legs”. The 56-year old tutored the Nigerian as a 19-year old who arrived from Nath Boys Academy in 2015. He was able to blend in with the first team, making 83 competitive appearances in one season and a half before departing for Leicester City in January 2017. Ndidi raised his ‘A’ game in East Midlands and has become one of the most consistent defensive midfielders in the Premier League. “To play in this position, you need total game discipline,” Maes told The Athletic. “You need to work for the team. You need to do the hard work for the players who are more creative and also, your ball recovery must be good. “He is very strong and has a very good ball-recovery ability. Ndidi has those telescopic legs he can stretch out to get the ball back. I saw this in training when he was young. When you are young, you learn a lot. Also, he is a very smart guy who wants to learn. He adapted very quickly to the situation. You only need to tell him one time how he needs to defend and how he needs to play a position. He learns unbelievably quickly.” Ndidi was further praised by Maes for being respectful and following instructions, which was also echoed by current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. “He was very respectful to his coach. He listened to everything you said and the way he wanted to go was the way his coach wanted him to go. He was very good to coach because he was hungry to learn,” Maes said. “The one thing with Wilfred is he is a world-class learner. He wants to learn. He wants to improve and then he wants to do something about it,” Rodgers was also quoted as saying in The Athletic. “He has been absolutely brilliant since I came here. You saw how much we missed him and that is testament to the level he has played at and what he gives to this team.”center_img Loading…last_img read more